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Multitarget multisensor closed-loop tracking
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a closed-loop tracking system using multiple co-located sensors to develop multi-sensor track histories on multiple targets. The use of multiple, co-aligned sensors to track multiple, possibly maneuvering targets, presents a number of tracker design challenges and opportunities. Many of these problems have been addressed individually in the published literature from a theoretical point of view. However, no one has yet addressed the design and implementation of a specific tracker to meet all of these requirements at once. Specific questions addressed in this paper include how to assign N detections in a current frame to M active tracks, how to initiate new tracks and terminate dead tracks, how to combine information from multiple sensors into a single integrated picture, represented by a global track file, and how to perform these functions in a timely manner to support a precision closed loop tracking system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 July 2004
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 5430, Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVIII, (27 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.542932
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John N. Sanders-Reed, Boeing-SVS, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5430:
Acquisition, Tracking, and Pointing XVIII
Michael K. Masten; Larry A. Stockum, Editor(s)

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